Thursday, 3 October 2019


On this day in 1969 in East Berlin’s Marienviertel, just adjacent to Alexanderplatz, the Television Tower was declared complete, the occasion marked with an inaugural elevator ride by a delegation of high ranking government officials and the launch, the start signal of two stations to broadcast in colour. Opening to the public on Tag der Republik four days later, the tower was at the time, at over three hundred and sixty metres, the tallest freestanding structure in Europe and with its viewing platform and rotating restaurant remains one of the most frequented tourist attractions of the capital.